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Excavations at Jarlshof Shetland

Great Britain. Ministry of Works.

Excavations at Jarlshof Shetland

by Great Britain. Ministry of Works.

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Published by H.M.S.O .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby J.R.C.Hamilton.
SeriesArchaeological reports;no.1
The Physical Object
Pagination228p.,ill.,29cm
Number of Pages228
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20950968M

Shetland Sheep and Wool. The purebred Shetland sheep, known as the finest of all native breeds is a very ancient breed, thought to have been crossed with sheep brought here by Norwegian settlers who brought their own sheep to Shetland over a thousand years ago. Horns of ancient Soay sheep were found in archaeological excavations at Jarlshof.   Jarlshof pre-historic settlement excavation and the cliffs of the Shetland Islands.

Work concentrated on the excavation of the Iron Age sequence of buildings and the extensive sampling of midden infills and floor deposits. Some of the buildings have door lintels and first floor supports visible, indicating a significant level of survival only paralleled at Jarlshof. The name "Jarlshof" has no Historic importance, but originates from the imagination of Sir Walter Scott who visited the island in and immortalized it in his book "The Pirate". Jarlshof Pre Historic Settlement is one of the most complete, and earliest, excavations of a Viking settlement.

- Jarlshof is the best known prehistoric archaeological site in Shetland, Scotland. It lies near the southern tip of the Shetland Mainland and has been described as "one of the most remarkable archaeological sites ever excavated in the British Isles". It contains remains dating from BC up to the 17th century AD. Wikipedia. Old Scatness in the South Mainland is an Iron Broch and Village although aspects of the site demonstrate that it was occupied for 2 millennia. The earliest evidence takes the form of ard-cultivated soils containing Early Iron Age pottery, coarse stone tools, and midden deposits which predate the construction of an Iron Age broch, defensive ditch and later settlement.


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Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Book: All Authors / Contributors: John Robertson Campbell Hamilton. Find more information about: ISBN: Excavations at Jarlshof, Shetland:Ministry of Works, Archaeological Reports no.1 J.R.C. Hamilton Published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, Edinburgh ().

Excavations at Jarlshof, J. Hamilton, 11 × 8½. xiv +with 91 figs., 40 plates, and master plan. Ministry of Works, Archaeological Reports Author: C. Ralegh Radford.

Jarlshof boasts an impressive Norse settlement possibly originating in the 9th century. The earliest longhouse was in use for several generations, being modified and lengthened over time.

The settlement expanded with the construction of further longhouses, barns and byres, but by the 13th century this had been replaced by a Medieval farmstead, comprising a farmhouse, barn and corn-drier. Jarlshof was discovered by chance in the ’s when a great storm removed tons of sand from this coastal site revealing a complex that had been occupied for over years.

The earliest and crudest shelters are Neolithic/5(41). Jarlshof is one of several important archaeological sites in southern Shetland.

Nearby, recent excavations at Old Scatness have revealed a complex site and a wealth of information; and a few miles farther north, the Broch of Mousa is the best-preserved structure of its type anywhere. Jarlshof is an archaeological site located near the southern tip of the Shetland Mainland.

It offers not just a glimpse back into prehistoric life as Skara Brae in Orkney does, but shows a settlement shaped by years of human occupation. The very first people to reach Shetland probably landed not far from Jarlshof 5, to 6, years ago. Archaeology Shetland One of the most striking sites in all of Scotland, and perhaps the most remarkable on Shetland, is Jarlshof.

With continuous habitation over a year period - a span that includes the late Bronze Age, Iron Age, Pictish era, Norse. Jarlshof Prehistoric & Norse Settlement, Sumburgh. The Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse settlements in Shetland are one of the most important and inspirational archaeological sites in Scotland.

Jarlsholf is located at Sumburgh Head near the southern tip of Mainland Shetland. Further ruins at Jarlshof. But the building at Jarlshof didn’t stop with the Vikings.

By the 13th century, a medieval farmhouse and barn replaced the longhouses, showing the change of people who were now living in Shetland. After Shetland became part of Scotland in. Serious archaeological excavation started in The Jarlshof you find today is presented as a walk through history.

You start near the earliest signs of settlement on the site, hearths and badly damaged walls set within layers of midden and dating back to before BC. On the east-facing slopes of the island stood a chapel where, ina Shetland schoolboy was helping with excavation of the site.

He lifted a slab marked with a cross and found 28 items of Pictish silverware that included jewellery, various bowls and weapons, apparently hidden here to escape the attention of Viking invaders; replicas are in the Shetland Museum and the originals are in Edinburgh.

Jarlshof (/ ˈ j ɑː r l z h ɒ f / YARLZ-hof) is the best known prehistoric archaeological site in Shetland, lies in Sumburgh, Mainland, Shetland and has been described as "one of the most remarkable archaeological sites ever excavated in the British Isles".

It contains remains dating from BC up to the 17th century AD. The Bronze Age settlers left evidence of several small Coordinates: 59°52′08″N 1°17′34″W /.

An Account of the Excavation of a Hut Circle with an Associated EarthHouse at Jarlshof, Sumburgh, Shetland, conducted on behalf of of Works in WITH Further Buildings of the Viking Period. 2 related articles. An original article from the Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Curle, Alex O.

A. Sutherland - - Jarlshof is the ancient settlement located in the vicinity of Sumburgh Head, at the southern tip of the Shetland Mainland in northern Scotland.

Found in during construction of a new road at Sumburgh Airport, funds were raised so that by the Shetland Amenity Trust had purchased the land for excavation and as part of a public “Access to Heritage” project. Old Scatness Broch & Jarlshof Environs Project: Field Season Interim Report No.8 (Data Structure Report).

2 volumes. Item Level: On-line Digital Images: SC View of person working on excavation at Old Scatness, Shetland: Item Level: On-line Digital Images: SC View of people working on excavation at Old Scatness.

The Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse settlements in Shetland are one of the most important and inspirational archaeological sites in Scotland. Jarlsholf is located at Sumburgh Head near the southern tip of Mainland Shetland/5().

To book please contact us on or email [email protected] Discover Ancient Shetland. The Iron Age Broch and Iron Age Village at Old Scatness was an undisturbed, pristine time capsule when first discovered inas the result of a road. texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection.

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Open Library. Jarlshof (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) on The Modern Antiquarian, the UK & Ireland's most popular megalithic community website. 19 images, 5 fieldnotes, 1 weblink, plus information on many more ancient sites nearby and across the UK & Ireland.The first people to reach Shetland probably landed not far from Jarlshof some 5, to 6, years ago.

Fragments can be seen of the earliest dwellings at Jarlshof, dating from around BC. The remains of Bronze Age settlement, dating from at least BC.

The multi-period site of Jarlshof is one of the best known prehistoric and Norse settlements in Shetland. Excavation has revealed many phases of occupation; the site comprises late Neolithic houses, a Bronze Age village, an Iron Age broch and wheelhouse, a large Norse house, a medieval farm, and a 16th century laird’s house.